FRIDAY May 15, 2015 - Training Workshops & Datathon

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Check-in (Datathon and Workshop participants)
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Check-in (General Session participants)

10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Choose one:
Training Workshop 1a: Jackie Milhans - Lead Computational Specialist, Northwestern University
          Computational Research Fundamentals

Training Workshop 1b: Stuart Shulman - Texifter, LLC
          Text Analytics for Social Data Using DiscoverText & Sifter
Datathon Working Session: Laura Norén - Center for Data Science, New York University

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Choose one:
Training Workshop 2a: Lorien Jasny - National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center, University of Maryland
          Social Network Analysis Using R

Training Workshop 2b: Brian Lange - Data Scientist, Datascope Analytics
          Natural Language Processing and Text Analysis in Python 
Datathon Working Session: Laura Norén - Center for Data Science, New York University

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Break & Pizza (Workshop and Datathon participants)

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Datathon Working Session: Laura Norén - Center for Data Science, New York University

General Session

SATURDAY May 16, 2015 - Concurrent Sessions 1-3, Keynote Speakers and Datathon Judging

7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Exhibits: Poster Session, Art and Booths
(Poster Session Q & A scheduled for 10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.)

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
Opening remarks
Laura Nelson, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Laura Norén, Center for Data Science, New York University

8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Keynote: Katy Börner, Indiana University
"Envisioning Scholarly Communication and Collaboration"

9:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions 1
a) New Tools for Collecting Data
  • Michelle Birkett - Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
    NetCanvas: An Engaging Tool for Capturing Complex Network Data for Use in Clinical Research
    (with Joshua Melville, Bernie Hogan - University of Oxford, Gregory Phillips II, Patrick Janulis, Brian Mustanski, Noshir Contractor - Northwestern University)
  • Jason Radford - Sociology, University of Chicago
    Conducting Massively Open Online Social Experiments with Volunteer Science
    (with David Lazer, Waleed Meleis, Brook Foucault Wells - Northeastern University, Brian Keegan - Harvard University, Jefferson Hoye - Independent)
  • Darren Stevenson - Communication Studies, University of Michigan
    Using Online Advertising Networks to Study Human Behavior
    (with Joseph Bayer, University of Michigan)
  • Griffin Weber - Center for Biomedical Informatics at Countway, Harvard Medical School
    Analyzing Collaboration Across a University Using Profiles Research Networking Software
b) Politics and Social Movements
  • Lucas da Silva Almeida - Complex Systems Modelling, University of São Paulo
    E-Fixing Government: Using Data to Solve Machiavellian Problems
  • Jiawei Sophia Fu - Communications, Northwestern University
    A Longitudinal Examination of Environmental NGOs' Networks on Twitter
  • Eunkyung Song - Sociology, Rutgers University
    The Fifteen Days: The Meaning of Mad Cow Disease in the 2008 Candlelight Protests, Korea
  • Amanda Stevenson - Sociology & Population Research Center, University of Texas-Austin
    Emotions and Social Movement Ties Among Texas Abortion Activists
c) Jobs, Markets, and Organizations
  • John Atwell - Sociology and Complex Systems, University of Michigan
    Markets as Sites of Constructive Processes
  • Anamaria Berea - Krasnow Institute, George Mason University
    Social Media Drivers & Crowdfunding Success
    (with Brent Goldfarb, David Kirsch, William Rand - University of Maryland)
  • Ágnes Horvát - Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO), Northwestern University
    Market vs Network Relations: The Role of Friends in the Early Stages of Bidding in Crowdfunding
    (with Jay Uparna, Brian Uzzi - Northwestern University)
  • Jerry Kim - Columbia Business School, Columbia University
    Incentives and Inequality: Evidence from Gamification in a Restaurant Chain
    (with Bruce Kogut - Columbia University, Ian Larkin - University of California-Los Angeles)
  • Ming Leung - Haas School of Business, University of California-Berkeley
    For Love or Money? Gender Differences in How One Approaches Getting a Job
    (with Weiyi Ng - University of California-Berkeley)
d) Measuring Network Dynamics I
  • Joshua Becker - Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania
    Collective Decisions as Coordination Processes: The Influence of Hubs
  • Forrest W. Crawford - Biostatistics, Yale School of Public Health
    Reconstructing Hidden Social Networks from Partial Link-Tracing Data
  • Bryan Daniels - Center for Complexity and Collective Computation, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Critical Behavior in a Small-Scale, Heterogeneous, Collective, Social System
    (with David Krakauer - University of Wisconsin-Madison, Jessica Flack - Santa Fe Institute)
  • Jake C. Fisher - Sociology, Duke University
    Social Space Diffusion
  • Lorien Jasny - National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center, University of Maryland
    Two-Mode Brokerage in Policy Networks (with Mark Lubell - University of California-Davis)

10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Coffee Break/Snacks

11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions 2
a) Thematic Panel: Network Science, Machine Learning, and Interactive Data Visualization: Tools to Study Cultural Production
  • Noah Askin - INSEAD, Michael Mauskapf - Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
    Cultural Networks as a Means to Map the Emergence and Evolution of Genres
    (with Brian Uzzi - Northwestern University)
  • Fernando Cucchietti - Scientific Visualization Team, Barcelona Supercomputing Center
    Visualizing Popularity and Influence in Popular Music
  • Ágnes Horvát - Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO), Northwestern University
    A Cookbook of Cinematic Delicacies that Do Not Expire
    (with Andreas Spitz - Heidelberg University)
  • Bryan Pardo - McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University
    Crowdsourcing Audio Production Interfaces
b) Computational Text Analytic Approaches to Political Sociology
  • Jessica Burow - Statistics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    Police Prejudice Spread on Twitter: The Ferguson Verdict
    (with Soundararajan Rajendran - University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
  • Joseph DiGrazia - Neukom Institute & Sociology, Dartmouth College
    The Social Determinants of Conspiratorial Ideation
  • Alex Hanna - Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Developing a System for the Automated Coding of Protest Event Data
  • Laura Nelson - Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
    On Targets and Tactics: The Transformation of the US Environmental Movement Between 1998 and 2014
    (with Brayden King - Northwestern University)
  • Charles Sequin & Brandon Gorman - Sociology, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
    Reporting the International System: Foreign Leaders in the US News Media
c) Collaborations, Networks, and Success I
  • Sabine Brunswicker - Research Center for Open Digital Innovation, Purdue University
    Decomposing the ‘Architecture’ of Innovative Mobility Solutions developed by a Civic Innovation Crowd: A Network Perspective
    (with Chien-Yi Hsiang - Purdue University)
  • Jingbo Meng - Communication, Michigan State University
    Your Health Buddies Matter: Preferential Selection and Social Influence on Weight Management in an Online Health Network
  • João Moreira - McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University
    Using the Discrete Lognormal Distribution to Quantify the Scientific Impact of Individual Researchers
    (with Xiao Han T. Zeng, Luís A. Nunes Amaral - Northwestern University)
  • Satyam Mukherjee - Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO), Northwestern University
    The Lens of Time: Linking Prior Knowledge and Future Impact in Science, Patenting and Law
    (with Daniel Romero - University of Michigan, Benjamin Jones, Brian Uzzi-Northwestern University)
  • Li Yu - McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University
    Collaborative Evaluation for Improving Group Decision Robust
    (with Haiyan Zhang, Zezhong Zhang - Renmin University of China, Beijing)
d) Re-imagining Methods
  • Mark Fossett - Sociology, Texas A&M University
    Assessing Residential Segregation in Computational Models: Solutions to Problems of Measuring Segregation at Small Spatial Scales
  • Sorin Adam Matei - Brian Lamb School of Communication, Purdue University
    Stepwise Segmented Regression Analysis: An Iterative Statistical Algorithm to Detect and Quantify Evolutionary and Revolutionary Transformations in Longitudinal Data
    (with Brian Britt - South Dakota State University)
  • Adam R. Pah - McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University
    Longitudinal Analysis of Shooting Incidents at Schools in the USA
    (with Andrew Jennings, Luís A. Nunes Amaral - Northwestern University)
  • Misha Teplitskiy - Sociology, University of Chicago
    How Film is Sociological Knowledge: Reanalysis of GSS Findings with Alternative Models and Out-of-Sample Data, 1972-2012
    (with James Evans - University of Chicago)
  • Lawrence L. Wu - Sociology, New York University
    Enhancing Plausibility and Interpretability of Cause-Specific Models of Mortality
    (with Steven P. Martin - Urban Institute)

12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Keynote: Sandra González-Bailón, University of Pennsylvania
"Network Science and the Study of Political Protests"

2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions 3
a) Thematic Panel: Understanding and Overcoming Empirical Constraints in Computational Analysis of Online Trace Data
  • Shane Greenstein - Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
  • Eszter Hargittai - School of Communication, Northwestern University
  • Aaron Shaw - School of Communication, Northwestern University
b) Power and Politics Online
  • Tyler A. Crabb & Erin Smith Crabb - Sociology, University of Maryland, College Park
    Strings Attached: The Sociology of Non-Human, Digital Personas
  • Anne Groggel - Sociology, Indiana University
    A Gendered Public Sphere: Who’s Heard the Most in Twitter
    (with Peter Lista, Shirin Nilizadeh, Pranay Sogani, Yong-Yeol Ahn, Apu Kapadia, Fabio Rojas - Indiana University)
  • Sorin Adam Matei - Brian Lamb School of Communication, Purdue University
    Leadership Resilience and Structural Differentiation in Social Media Spaces: A Socio-computational Analysis
    (with Wutao Wei, Chuanhai Liu, Michael Zhu, Elisa Bertino - Purdue University, Brian Britt - South Dakota State University)
  • Harsh Taneja - Journalism, University of Missouri
    User-centric Ethnological Mapping on the WWW: A Network Analytic Approach
    (with Angela Xiao Wu - Chinese University of Hong Kong)
  • Ion Bogdan Vasi - Sociology and College of Business, University of Iowa
    'No Fracking Way!' Media Activism, Discursive Opportunities and Local Opposition against Hydraulic Fracturing in the United States, 2010-2013
    (with Edward Walker - University of California-Davis, John Johnson - Harmony Institute, Sarah Tan - Cornell)
c) Language, Culture, and Community
  • Kenneth Joseph - Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
    Culture, Networks, Twitter and Foursquare: Testing a Model of Cultural Conversion with Social Media Data
    (with Kathleen M. Carley - Carnegie Mellon University)
  • Azadeh Nematzadeh - Informatics and Computing, Indiana University
    Where to Eat or What to Eat? Examining Urban Food Exploration through Yelp Reviews
    (with Soheil Jazayeri, Maitaporn Phanich, Peter Todd, Yong-Yeol Ahn - Indiana University)
  • Sheela Pandey - Center for Organization Research and Design (CORD), Arizona State University
    Application of Natural Language Processing Capabilities in Computerized Textual Analysis: An Illustration Using the Organizational Culture Construct
    (with Sanjay K. Pandey - George Washington University)
  • Aleksandr Sinayev - Psychology, Ohio State University
    Assessing News Objectivity Using Movie Synopses and Reviews
  • Sameer Srivastava - Haas School of Business, University of California-Berkeley
    Fitting In or Standing Out? The Tradeoffs of Structural and Cultural Embeddedness
    (with Amir Goldberg, V. Govind Manian, William Monroe, Christopher Potts - Stanford University)
d) Social Media and Public Policy
  • Aron Culotta - Computer Science, Illinois Institute of Technology
    Identifying and Controlling for Demographic Confounders in Social Media Analysis
  • Libby Hemphill - Communication and Information Studies, Illinois Institute of Technology
    The Measuring Partisanship Using Social Media Content
  • Matthew Shapiro - Political Science, Illinois Institute of Technology
    Government Interference and Citizen-based Environmental NGOs in China

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Datathon Judging & Award Presentation

5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Keynote: David Ferrucci, Bridgewater Associates
"Artificial Intelligence: A Return To Meaning"

Please note that no livestream will be available for this keynote.

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

SUNDAY May 17, 2015 - Concurrent Sessions 4, Closing Keynote

8:30 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Poster Session & Exhibits

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Keynote: Michael Macy, Cornell University
"Big Data and the End of Theory"

10:15 a.m. – 11:45 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions 4
a) Making Sense of Big Data
  • James Allen Evans - Sociology, University of Chicago
    Can We Agree on Science? Evidence from Amazon.com Co-Purchase Data
    (with Bill Shi - University of Chicago, Fedor Dokshin, Yongren Shi, Michael Macy - Cornell University)
  • Brian Keegan - The Institute for Quantitative Social Science, Harvard University
    First Among Equals: The Emergence and Evolution of Wikipedia's Networked Policy Regime
  • Stasa Milojevic - Informatics and Computing, Indiana University
    Quantifying the Knowledge Domain of Science
  • Balazs Vedres, Sociology and Social Anthropology, Central European University
    Creative Tensions and Success in the Network of Video Game Developers
    (with Mathijs DeVaan, David Stark - Columbia University)
b) Using Computational Methods to Improve Health Care
  • Subrina Farah - Family Medicine Research Programs, University of Rochester
    Quantitative Assessment of Patient Satisfaction Survey: A Multivariate Approach
  • Aditya S. Khanna - Department of Medicine, University of Chicago
    Identifying Peer Change Agents on a Large Social Network
  • Ricky Leung - University of SUNY-Albany
    Building Mobile Apps for Underrepresented Mental Health Patients
    (with Julia Hastings, Keith Chan - SUNY-Albany, Robert Keefe - SUNY-Buffalo, Carol Brownstein-Evans - Nazareth College, Rosemary Mullick - SUNY-Polytechnic Institute)
  • H. Andrew Schwartz - Computer & Information Science, University of Pennsylvania
    Predicting America’s Top Killers: Exploring Country-level Mortality Rates in the Language of Twitter
    (with Johannes C. Eichstaedt, Maarten Sap, Gregory Park, Raina Merchant, Lyle H. Ungar - University of Pennsylvania)
  • Rebecca Jen-Hui Wang - Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
    Emergency Department Revisits and Patient Welfare: A Recommendation to Healthcare Providers on Analyzing Visit Data
    (with Vikram Kilambi, Sanjay Mehrotra - Northwestern University, Peter Pang - Indiana University)
c) Collaborations, Networks, and Success II
  • Samantha Cohen - Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University
    Speed-Networking: An Academic Equalizer for Underrepresented Individuals
    (with Peter M. Todd - Indiana University)
  • Carla Fernandez-Corrales - College of Business, University of Illinois-Urbana
    A Tree Induction Analysis of Exclusivity in Technology Licensing
    (with Deepak Somaya, Ramanath Subramanyam - University of Illinois-Urbana, Prasanna Karhade - Hong Kong University of Science & Technology)
  • Alina Lungeanu - Science of Networks in Communities (SONIC) Research Group, Northwestern University
    Team Assembly in New Scientific Fields: A Computational Modelling Approach
    (with Sophia Sullivan - Think Big, Noshir Contractor - Northwestern University)
  • Michael J. Prietula - Goizueta Business School, Emory University
    The Hazards of Interaction: When Isolation and Inertia Benefit Performance
    (with Sheen Levine - University of Texas-Dallas)
  • Xiaolin Zhuo & Robert Manduca - Sociology, Harvard University
    Multi-Dimensional Diversity and Team Performance in a Cultural Market
    (with Kwan Woo Kim - Harvard University)
d) Measuring Network Dynamics II
  • Brenda Berkelaar - Communication Studies, University of Texas-Austin
    How Network Structures Influence Career Metaphors and Agency
  • Hilla Brot - Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO), Northwestern University
    Evolution through Bursts: Network Structure Develops through Localized Bursts in Time and Space
  • Devin Gaffney - Network Science, Northeastern University
    Exploring the Role of Geographic Diffusion in Viral Cascades
  • Varsha S. Kulkarni - Informatics and Computing, Indiana University
    Temporal Evolution of Social Innovation
  • Hyojun A. Lee - McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University
    Adoption of High-Cost Medical Innovations within Specialty Physician Groups
    (with Adam R. Pah, Luís A. Nunes Amaral - Northwestern University)

12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.

12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Keynote: Moran Cerf, Northwestern University
"Predicting Behavior by Looking Inside the Brain"

1:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Closing remarks
Noshir Contractor, School of Communication and SONIC, Northwestern University
Brian Uzzi, Kellogg School of Management and NICO, Northwestern University